Compare Australian Cable and Pay TV Providers

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  • Want an affordable and fulfilling Pay TV subscription, but don’t know which provider, package or promotional offer to choose? Check our table below to help decide which Australian cable provider and available Pay TV deals are the best fit for you.
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all-packages

  • Cancel anytime! Plus, you also get two weeks free!
  • Never miss another episode of your favourite shows ever

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL!

$10/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment Pack

  • 45 Channels of popular entertainment incl. FOX8, Lifestyle, Discovery & more
  • Foxtel Anytime stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost
Entertainment

Entertainment

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$26/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $489 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit.

Get Foxtel from Telstra

1300 844 407
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  • Buy or rent the latest movies or TV series
  • Add premium channel packs
  • Stream Netflix, Stan, YouTube and more
  • Watch free to air TV & catchup
  • Pause, rewind, record & catch-up on TV
  • Watch anytime with the Fetch TV App

Fetch TV Mighty

Buy the Fetch box for $399 RRP and pay a $1 one-off activation fee.

Fetch TV Mini

Buy the Fetch box for $149 RRP and pay a $1 one-off activation fee.

Watch or record channels, the latest movies and shows, and easy access to apps like Netflix. Get a box and subscription, plug it in to your internet, and enjoy all your entertainment in one place.

Retail Customers:
Buy (Mighty) $399
or (Mini) $149
+ $1 one off activation fee.

Get Fetch

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Drama Combo

  • 45 channels of brilliant TV + 6 dedicated drama channels express from the US and UK. This also includes the BoxSets channel
  • On Demand^ Stream shows from your package, on demand, anytime

Drama

Entertainment

Foxtel iQ3

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

The only place to see any new HBO drama series first

$46*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $777 on direct debit incl. $100 std install & $125 equipment. Cancel fee applies.

Call Foxtel

1300 760 579
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Sports Combo

  • 45 channels of brilliant TV + 12 dedicated sports channels including FOX SPORTS, FOX FOOTY & more
  • On Demand^ Stream shows from your package, on demand, anytime

Sports

Entertainment

Foxtel iQ3

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Every round live - 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership, 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, 2017 Vodafone Super Rugby and 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

$55*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $885.03 on direct debit incl. $100 std install, $125 equipment & 1c per channel per year for Chelsea TV, LFCTV & MUTV. Cancel fee applies.

Call Foxtel

1300 760 579
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Sports & Drama Combo

  • 12 dedicated Sports channels, 6 dedicated Drama channels + More
  • On Demand^ Stream shows from your package, on demand, anytime

Sports

Drama

Entertainment

Foxtel iQ3

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Every round live - 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership, 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, 2017 Vodafone Super Rugby and 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

The only place to see any new HBO drama series first

$75*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $1125.03 on direct debit incl. $100 std install, $125 equipment & 1c per channel per year for Chelsea TV, LFCTV & MUTV. Cancel fee applies.

Call Foxtel

1300 760 579
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Platinum HD

  • With all channel packs including Sport, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus and HD - the whole lot. Platinum HD is designed to give screen addicts everything they want. This also includes the BoxSets channel and some of Foxtel's best channels in HD

All Channel Packs:
Sport, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus & HD

Foxtel iQ3

Record, pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Your choice of the world's best TV

$137*/mth

12 month contract

*Min cost $1869.03 on direct debit incl. $100 std install, $125 equipment & 1c per channel per year for Chelsea TV, LFCTV & MUTV. Cancel fee applies.

Call Foxtel

1300 760 579
Go to site >
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Drama pack

  • Enjoy premium drama content, including exclusive HBO shows like Game of Thrones
  • Cancel anytime! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL
All Foxtel Now packs unlocked during your 2 week free trial.

Channels available:
Showcase, BBC UKTV, TVH!TS, BBC First, Universal Channel

$15/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Pop pack

  • Stream the best choice of new shows and complete seasons from around the world including every new HBO drama series first.
  • Cancel anytime! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL
All Foxtel Now packs unlocked during your 2 week free trial.

Channels available:
Showcase, Fox8, Comedy Channel, FX, 111 funny.

$15/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Drama + Pop pack

  • The Drama and Pop packs are available as a combo.
  • Never miss another episode of your favourite shows ever

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL
All Foxtel Now packs unlocked during your 2 week free trial.

Watch all the channels in the Drama and Pop packs. You also gain access to all the on-demand, catch up and library content available.

$25/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Docos pack

  • Open a window to our extraordinary world and beyond with these genre-based documentary channels dedicated to your passions
  • Cancel anytime

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL
All Foxtel Now packs unlocked during your 2 week free trial.

Channels available:
Discovery, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Turbo, Nat Geo People, CI, A&E, BBC Knowledge, History, Nat Geo Wild

$10/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Lifestyle pack

  • Stream the best Lifestyle TV available, including shows like The Great Australian Bake Off and Grand Designs Australia
  • Cancel anytime! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL
All Foxtel Now packs unlocked during your 2 week free trial.

Channels available:
Lifestyle, Arena, Lifestyle Home, E!, Lifestyle Food, TLC

$10/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Kids pack

  • Your kids' favourite shows are now only a few clicks away
  • Cancel anytime! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL
All Foxtel Now packs unlocked during your 2 week free trial.

Channels available:
Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nick Jr, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, BBC CBeebies, Boomerang, Discovery Kids

$10/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Sport pack

  • Included in your subscription is either of the Docos, Lifestyle or Kids starter packs
  • Includes access to each of the MUTV, LFCTV and Chelsea TV channels for an extra 1c per channel per year
  • Cancel anytime! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL
All Foxtel Now packs unlocked during your 2 week free trial.

Watch over 40 sports including LIVE coverage of NRL, NBA, NFL, Hyundai A-League, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the best of European football and more.

$39/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Movies pack

  • Planning a movie marathon? Foxtel Now has your back!
  • Included in your subscription is either of the Docos, Lifestyle or Kids starter packs
  • Cancel anytime! Plus, you also get two weeks free!

Start Watching Instantly!

Download the app and watch on your favourite devices

+ Compatible Devices

PC/Mac via Google Browser

iOS & Android mobiles/tablets

Telstra TV

Chromecast from mobile/tablet

2 WEEK FREE TRIAL
All Foxtel Now packs unlocked during your 2 week free trial.

Channels available:
Foxtel Movies Premiere, Foxtel Movies Disney, Foxtel Movies Masterpiece, Foxtel Movies Action, Foxtel Movies Romance, Foxtel Movies Thriller, Foxtel Movies Family, Foxtel Movies Comedy, Foxtel Movies More

$30/mth

Cancel Anytime

Get Foxtel Now

Try 2 weeks free
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Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sports Package

  • 45 Channels of popular entertainment + 15 dedicated sports channels including FOX SPORTS, FOX FOOTY & more
  • Foxtel Anytime stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost
Sports

Sports

Entertainment

Entertainment

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$40/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $657.03 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit and a 0.01c charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV. Offer for new Foxtel from Telstra customers with an eligible Telstra service.After the first 12 months, you will roll over onto a $55/mth month to month subscription.

Get Foxtel from Telstra

1300 844 407
Go to site >
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Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sports
+ Drama Package

  • 45 popular entertainment channels, the world's best drama + 15 dedicated sports channels express from the US and the UK. This also includes the BoxSets channels, including FOX SPORTS, FOX FOOTY & more
  • Foxtel Anytime stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost
Sports

Sports

Drama

Drama

Entertainment

Entertainment

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$55/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $837.03 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit and a 0.01c charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV. Offer for new Foxtel from Telstra customers with an eligible Telstra service. After the first 12 months, you will roll over onto a $75/mth month to month subscription.

Get Foxtel from Telstra

1300 844 407
Go to site >
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Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sports
+ Movie Package

  • 45 popular entertainment channels + 10 Movie channels + 15 dedicated sports channels express from the US and the UK. This also includes the BoxSets channels, including FOX SPORTS, FOX FOOTY & more
  • Foxtel Anytime stream shows from your package anytime, anywhere on your TV or device at no extra cost
Sports

Sports

Movies

Movies

Entertainment

Entertainment

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Foxtel from Telstra allows you to modify your package:
Upgrade to HD for an extra $10/month.

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$55/mth

12 Month Contract

Min Cost: $837.03 includes free installation (normally $100), $75 iQ2 box and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit and a 0.01c charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV. Offer for new Foxtel from Telstra customers with an eligible Telstra service. After the first 12 months, you will roll over onto a $75/mth month to month subscription.

Get Foxtel from Telstra

1300 844 407
Go to site >
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Foxtel from Telstra Foxtel Platinum HD Package

  • With all channel packs including Sport, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus and HD - the whole lot. Platinum HD is designed to give screen addicts everything they want. This also includes the BoxSets channel and some of Foxtel's best channels in HD
All Channel Packs

All Channel Packs:
Sport, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus & HD

iQ2

Foxtel iQ2

Record pause and rewind live TV

+

Foxtel Go

Foxtel Go^

Watch on your favourite devices

Select the iQ that's right for you iQ2 or iQ3:
Easily upgrade to the new Foxtel iQ3 (additional fees apply)

$99/mth

No Contract

Min Cost: $101.03 includes free installation, iQ2 box at no additional cost and $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit and a 0.01c charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV. Offer for new Foxtel from Telstra customers with an eligible Telstra service. After the 12 month discount, you will roll over onto a $137/mth month to month subscription.

Get Foxtel from Telstra

1300 844 407
Go to site >
*Min cost based on package selected with a Foxtel iQ2. If Sports is a part of your package, a 1c per channel per year charge also applies for Chelsea TV, LFCTV and MUTV. Foxtel’s prices may change from time to time in accordance with the Residential Subscription Television Agreement. Residential customers and single standard installs only. Cancel fee applies to fixed term contracts. Foxtel and some services not available to all homes.

^Just connect your compatible device to the internet. Data charges may apply. Shows only available if they’re in your pack, some shows/channels not available. Sorry, Australia only. The F1 FORMULA 1 logo, F1 logo, F1 FIA FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP logo, FORMULA 1, FORMULA ONE, F1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX, F1 GRAND PRIX, FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved. Foxtel marks used under licence by Foxtel Management Pty Ltd.

Foxtel for Telstra: Service not available in all areas or homes. Non-standard installation may be more. You need an eligible Telstra Voice, Post-Paid mobile or home broadband service on a Single Bill or active Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile or Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband service. A HD Recordable device is not a HD subscription.

On Demand: Charges apply for Foxtel On Demand content. Data is unmetered for Telstra Home broadband customers. Some On Demand content requires an internet enabled recordable device connected to an eligible Telstra Home broadband service. Foxtel iQ functionality must be active.

Foxtel service agreement
Foxtel installation terms

Foxtel Go: Must meet minimum browser and operating requirements. Check FAQs for details. Data charges may apply.

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Choosing the Pay TV Package to Suit You

The best stuff on TV can only be found by heading to a subscription TV service, and Australia has wholeheartedly embraced that idea for the past couple of decades with Foxtel.

Technology has expanded the options that are available to you – once you needed to get a physical cable connected or a satellite dish installed on your building, today’s broadband internet plays a crucial role in delivering pay TV, with more people getting used to the idea of streaming their entertainment and sport through fast NBN connections.

While on-demand movies has been the most-publicised feature of online streaming, you can now gain full access to live pay TV via that internet connection as well.

Pay TV Options

Foxtel

The pioneer of pay TV in Australia, Foxtel now delivers over 90 channels of entertainment, news and sport via both cable and satellite; both methods require some amount of installation at the customer’s premises if Foxtel hasn’t been connected there before.

Foxtel’s iQ2 and iQ3 boxes, both act as receivers for the channels and as high-tech digital video recorders; able to automatically capture your favourite shows to watch later with the exact same quality as if you were watching them live. Coupled with a broadband internet connection, the iQ boxes can also give you access to on-demand replays of recent shows and entire seasons, all included in the subscription cost.

Foxtel Play

For those who can’t get the full version of Foxtel installed – and those who simply prefer to stick to internet streaming for their entertainment fix – Foxtel Play allows you to live-stream almost the entire array of Foxtel channels both at home (on smart TVs, game consoles, computers and, soon, via a new custom device) and on the go.

Foxtel From Telstra

Always worth checking out if you’re getting yourself signed up with pPy TV, Foxtel from Telstra is exactly what the name says – it’s Foxtel in its full, home-installed form, but sold and billed by Telstra, and therefore only available to those who have an active Telstra service of some kind (a prepaid mobile service is perfectly fine). There are often extremely compelling deals available on Foxtel packages when you subscribe this way, so it’s well worth checking out what’s on offer and comparing.

Fetch TV

The relative newcomer to Pay TV in Australia has found itself a lot of fans, with its extremely capable hardware giving customers access not only to a range of general-interest pay TV channels (delivered via broadband streaming) but also the cream of on-demand video providers such as Stan and Netflix. Fetch TV’s larger boxes – available to buy outright or on plans – are also incredibly feature-packed hard-disk video recorders, letting you capture free-to-air programs to watch later. If you have a fast broadband connection, Fetch is well worth checking out.

Pay TV FAQs

No – all of Foxtel’s channels on their standard service are delivered via either cable or satellite, and don’t require internet access at all to function (not even for the basic on-screen program guide). However, if you connect your Foxtel iQ box to your internet connection you’ll get access to an expanded set of features, including the very useful Foxtel Anytime on-demand service that’s included with your subscription.
With the technology that Foxtel uses to deliver its channels these days, you won’t see any visible difference in quality between cable and satellite versions of the service – and, in fact, the satellite service might turn out to be a far easier installation. The days of different content and channels with cable and satellite are long gone, and regardless of which one you get, you’re going to have access to the full Foxtel experience, including full HD if you choose it.
While Foxtel Play allows you to stream almost all of Foxtel’s channels live, there’s no recording functionality – that’s something only offered by the iQ boxes provided with the full Foxtel installation. However, you have access to on-demand streaming of recent shows, so if you miss something, you can stream it later when it suits you.